Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Oct 2008 14:47 UTC
Windows Yes, we're still on the subject of Windows 7's user interface overhaul. We know what's going to change, we know what it looks like, but there's one important question that has not really been given much stage time: why? At PDC, one session was dedicated to just that question. Speaking is Chaitanya Sareen [.wmv], part of the windows user interface team. He'll place the changes in Windows 7 into context, talk about Windows' user interface history, and he'll explain why certain changes were made. An interesting insight into the goals of the Windows 7 interface.
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Comment by pcunite
by pcunite on Fri 31st Oct 2008 16:53 UTC
pcunite
Member since:
2008-08-26

Given that I buy an OS if I want to or not I have held off purchasing Vista all because the folder view did not have an UP arrow and the address bar did not provide "\" as the separator in the default view (unless clicked on).

Silly? Probably... but why not provide for people as strange as me the option to revert to Windows 2000 classic interface?

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RE: Comment by pcunite
by darknexus on Fri 31st Oct 2008 17:32 in reply to "Comment by pcunite"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Because at some point they have to stop providing the old UI. How far back would you have them provide? If Windows is to ever break free of its shackles and bloat then ms needs to, at some point, say no to providing legacy interfaces. It's not a full solution but it is a start.

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RE: Comment by pcunite
by google_ninja on Fri 31st Oct 2008 17:34 in reply to "Comment by pcunite"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Not trying to convince you or anything (i honestly don't care what OS other people use), but the lack of an up arrow was awkward to me for about a week.

Now I have a hard time using a file explorer that does not have a dropdown list of root nodes on the first arrow.

Edited 2008-10-31 17:35 UTC

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